Archive for December 19th, 2017

December 19th, 2017 - 8:27 pm § in Politics

Busting the tax stimulus myth

Republicans claim their corporate tax cuts will stimulate investment to create jobs and raise wages: “Big US companies have been piling up cash for years, but they’ve spent little of it on buying equipment and raising wages and other things to grow the economy. Republicans say they know[...]

December 19th, 2017 - 7:45 pm § in Misc.

A rock named “Peace”

The evangelical pastor who found this stone promises it will bring “clean water, electricity, schools, medical facilities, bridges and roads” to his struggling African village. Sold for $6.5 million this week, it’s the 13th largest diamond ever found and the largest in the last 40 [...]

December 19th, 2017 - 4:27 pm § in Misc.

Port of Seattle hires new leader

“Plagued by public-trust issues …, the Port of Seattle on Tuesday went in a new direction” and hired Stephen Metruck, “a former rear admiral and chief financial officer at the U.S. Coast Guard,” to take over as executive director of the Port. Metruck supervised “[...]

December 19th, 2017 - 3:58 pm § in Misc.

Starbucks boots racist for harassing Korean student

A woman in a Walnut Creek, California, Starbucks who demanded that a Korean student “speak English” was ordered to leave by a store employee and escorted out by police. Yay for Starbucks! Read story here and watch viral video below.[...]

December 19th, 2017 - 3:34 pm § in Donald Trump

Poll: 50% want Trump to resign

A poll released Tuesday shows 50% of voters, including 59% of women and 41% of men, believe President Trump should resign because of sexual misconduct accusations against him. So far, 21 women have accused Trump of behavior ranging from groping to assault and rape. The poll also reveals widespread p[...]

December 19th, 2017 - 3:17 pm § in Politics

Democrats win key seat in Virginia legislature by 1 vote

The GOP’s 66-34 supermajority in Virginia’s lower legislature has evaporated in last month’s elections. With two recounts still to go, Democrats have won a 50th seat in Virginia’s 100-seat lower legislature, after a recount handed them a 16th win by a single vote. The GOP ca[...]

December 19th, 2017 - 1:05 am § in Misc.